Tuesday, 14 March 2017


I done a High End vs High Street post back in January and it went down a treat, linked here. So naturally I thought I would do another one, this time on blushers. I specifically chose MAC vs L'Oreal as the blushes I have are very similar shades but do they have the same quality? keep reading to find out.... 


I actually prefer L'Oreal's packaging over MAC, it's a bit more sleek and fresh looking, MAC is in their signature black packaging which is fine just nothing fancy about it but then it's the product that really matters. 


In terms of how much product you get, there is 6g in a MAC blush and 5g in a L'Oreal blush so not a huge difference. The shades I have in the MAC blushes are Peaches (coral shade) and Well Dressed (pink shade) and L'Oreal I have 160, Peach and 105 Rose Pastel. Not that it matters but the L'Oreal blushes smell amazing, they smell just like those little candy necklaces you used to get amazing. 


MAC blushes will cost you a whopping £19.50 and L'Oreal is a much nicer price at £6.99, they often have 3 for 2 in Boots so definitely check that out and you could technically get yourself one for free. 

Final Thoughts 

As you can see from the swatches, L'Oreal is a lot more creamy and smooth for being a powder and they blend out beautifully. Mac are a little more chalky and powdery which you can also see from the swatches but these also blend out amazingly well too. You get a lot more colour pay off with L'Oreal blushes so if you like them more pigmented then these are the ones to go for. Mac are a bit more of a flush of colour but can still be built up. I much prefer the feel of the L'oreal blushes as they are a smoother texture and feel a bit nicer on my skin.

Have you tried any of these blushes? Let me know in the comments below

Love Gill x


  1. Really interesting post as I have never tried Mac blushes. So many great drugstore options available x

    1. They're not bad but for the price there are definitely some drugstore brands that do them just as good or better x

  2. I do like MAC Blushers but I own mainly drugstore blushers as I find they do just as good a job.

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    1. Same, i think the drugstores do an amazing job with blushers especially loreal and max factor